Gap Band IV
|Gap Band IV|
|Studio album by The Gap Band|
|Recorded||1981-1982 at Total Experience Recording Studios, Hollywood, California|
|Label||Total Experience Records
|The Gap Band chronology|
|Robert Christgau||B+ |
Gap Band IV is an album by The Gap Band, released in 1982 on Total Experience Records. The album reached #1 on the Black Albums chart and #14 on the Pop Albums chart. Contrary to the name, it is the band's sixth album.
The album produced the singles "Early in the Morning" (#1 Black Singles, #13 Club Play Singles, #24 Pop Singles), "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" (#2 Black Singles, #39 Club Play Singles, #31 Pop Singles), and "Outstanding" (#1 Black Singles, #24 Club Play Singles, #51 Pop Singles).
This was the first album producer Lonnie Simmons released directly on his label, Total Experience Records. The album was later reissued on CD in 1994 by Mercury Records, Total Experience's parent company at the time.
|1.||Early in the Morning||Charlie Wilson/Lonnie Simmons/Rudy Taylor||6:30|
|2.||Season's No Reason To Change||Lonnie Simmons/Ronnie Wilson||4:49|
|3.||Lonely Like Me||Lonnie Simmons/Ronnie Wilson/Rudy Taylor||5:21|
|5.||Stay With Me||Ronnie Wilson||4:11|
|6.||You Dropped a Bomb on Me||Charlie Wilson/Lonnie Simmons/Rudy Taylor||5:12|
|7.||I Can't Get Over You||Charlie Wilson/Lonnie Simmons/Ronnie Wilson||6:02|
|8.||Talkin' Back||Charlie Wilson/Lonnie Simmons/Robert Wilson/Ronnie Wilson/Rudy Taylor||6:42|
- Charlie Wilson - Keyboards, Synthesizer, Percussion, Lead and Backing Vocals
- Ronnie Wilson - Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Percussion, Backing Vocals
- Robert Wilson - Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Backing Vocals
- Oliver Scott - Horns, Synthesizer, Keyboards
- Raymond Calhoun - Drums, Percussion
- Melvin Webb, Ronnie Kaufman - Drums
- Dionne Oliver - Bass
- Fred Jenkins, Glen Nightingale, Jimi Macon - Guitar
- Robert "Goodie" Whitfield, Louis Cabaza - Keyboards, Synthesizer
- Wilmer Raglin- Horns, Backing Vocals
- Andy Ward, Earl Roberson, Larry Stone - Horns
- Alisa Peoples, Calvin Yarbrough, David Drew, Lonnie Simmons, Marva King, Maxayne Lewis, Rudy Taylor, Sheila Young, Val Young - Backing Vocals
|Billboard Pop Albums||14|
|Billboard Top Soul Albums||1|
|1982||"Early in the Morning"||24||1||13|
|"You Dropped a Bomb on Me"||31||2||39|
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